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Re: Olympic Torch Protests

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:33 pm

apologies folks - next stop (as many of u no doubt r aware) is on saturday @ Nagano, Japan.

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Re: Olympic Torch Protests

Postby Rooster » Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:58 pm

HWM does anyone outside Tibet other than yourself give 2 flying fecks :?
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Re: Olympic Torch Protests

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:30 pm

well OK then, how about Dr Caroline Lucas MEP for starters.

Suppose you'll claim never to have heard of her!
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Re: Olympic Torch Protests

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:46 pm

not forgetting Senator Bob Brown of the Australian Green Party, who has been there.
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Re: Olympic Torch Protests

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:04 pm

A useful intro to Tibet is John Cleese's "47 Years in Tibet" - lasts approx 7 minutes on youtube.
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Re: Olympic Torch Protests

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:12 am

For the avoidance of any doubt i wish to make it clear that i have never brought platters of food into CIYMS !!
I purchase the occasional good value hotdog/lovely burger from the kitchen on saturdays - always ask for onions.
I think its official teams who sometimes bring in food - dont know if thats home or away teams as i'm not on any teams,
but anytime i've seen it happen the kitchen is shut and Richard (the Bar Steward/manager?) often hands the remaining food around to us ordinary punters if there is any left - so i don't see a problem!!!!
I would never buy crisps @ CIYMS as they are a ridiculous 50p a packet. I didnt get where i am by buying crisps at 50p a packet. Beer quite reasonable price but always more expensive than Weatherspoons.



NOW back to the main issue - 2 further useful links -

Amnesty International ---------------- http://www.amnesty.org/

and http://www.savetibet.org
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Re: Olympic Torch Protests

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:45 pm

and rather than run two different subject threads i do feel that a link here to the Tibet Freedom Torch
is appropriate - http://www.tibet.ca/

and wud b of particular interest to any of our readers who r in Canada tween 9th & 18th May.
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Re: Olympic Torch Protests

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:16 pm

bloody students even gettin in on the act now -- spending their grant (tax payers) monies on flegs next i suppose --

http://www.studentsforafreetibet.org/

Where will it all end?


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Re: Olympic Torch Protests

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:32 pm

i cant believe that this thread has got this far without a reference to

http://www.tibet-foundation.org/

my oversight

ps its now about midnite in Japan so doubt much will happen for an hour or two yet. The folks with
the very dodgy emblem seem 2 b gettin in on the act too - i refer of course to the Falun Gong. Me thinks new flag/symbol/emblem needed if anyone is ever gonna take them seriously.
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Re: Olympic Torch Protests

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:38 pm

Unsurprisingly there is not much sign of protests in Pyongyang - but wud u protest about anything if u lived there?
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Re: Olympic Torch Protests

Postby Rooster » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:51 pm

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Re: Olympic Torch Protests

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:45 pm

well its Hong Kong next folks - try

http://www.alliance.org.hk
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Re: Olympic Torch Protests

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:48 pm

and non Chinese speakers/readers shud obviously click on the English version button
just to the left of the wee TV screen.
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Re: Olympic Torch Protests

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:04 am

Did u no that one of the few things that Vietnam and China disagree on is the Spratly Islands -
a facinating wee group of islands that loadsa countries keep building Lighthouses on.

Just thought that all Ulster Lighthouse Lovers had a rite 2 no.
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Re: Olympic Torch Protests

Postby ColinM » Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:55 am

Having taken my loved one for a meal at the excellent Pier 36 in Donaghadirt and afterwards enjoyed a leisurly stroll down to the lighthouse only days ago, this is a bit of lighthouse based trivia i could have done with knowing before now.
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